Thursday, August 30, 2007


Twanging & Tassel Twirling

This sign was uncovered briefly a few months ago on a building on E. Washington St. near downtown Indy. This Honkytonkin' hootenanny concept definitely needs to be revived by some local clubowners.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Brautigan Broadsides

The broadsides, entitled "Brautigan Halloween", are the first things ever published by GeekSpeak Unique Press (1991). No two are alike, featuring original handpainted portraits of Richard Brautigan.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Drawing on Brautigans

I like to draw on the covers of my books sometimes. Here is a copy of Brautigan's "The Abortion" I drew upon a bit over a decade ago. Rachel Bowman gave me my first Brautigan in high school and it turned me on to "alt lit" for lack of a better catchphrase....opened the door to Kerouac, Bukowski, Vonnegut, Surrealism, Gonzo journalism, Donald Barthelme, Kenneth Patchen.....all of whom helped begat....pLopLop. Thanks to Dr. Magical for reading Brautigan & reminding me of how great lit gets even better when readers talk about it.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007